• Justice stumbles at every step

    The government must pay Tk 50 lakh in compensation to a man for his wrongful conviction in a rape case 12 years ago, the High Court ruled yesterday. Abdul Jalil of Char Fashion in Bhola was only 15 when the rape incident took place in 2001.

  • Full text of Barapukuria graft verdict released

    The High Court has released its full judgement that cleared the way for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s trial in Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

  • No more blanket powers for cops

    The police have finally lost the century-old wide discretionary powers concerning arrest, detention in custody and remand, as the Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court verdict against the arbitrary use of their sweeping authority. The HC verdict delivered on April 7, 2003 asked the government to amend some provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1898, which provided the police with the controversial powers, for their inconsistency with the constitution.

  • Section 54: Modifications as per SC directive, says law minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says modifications will be made to Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), if needed, as per the directives of the Supreme Court.

  • Action, if section 54 abused: Minister

    Action will be taken upon abuse of section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • HC ruling for man jailed 13yrs after acquittal

    High Court issues a ruling seeking explanation as to why a farmer of Satkhira will not be compensated for suffering jail for 13 years after acquittal.

  • SC upholds ruling over arrest on suspicion

    The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court verdict with some modifications and guidelines to stop police force from making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees on remand.

  • SC judgment today on govt appeal

    The Supreme Court will deliver a verdict today on a long-pending appeal against the High Court directives on the detention of any person under suspicion and subsequent dealings with the detainees on remand.

  • No new remand for BNP leader Aslam: HC

    High Court bench directs government not to take BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury on a fresh remand until a petition filed by him with this court is disposed off.

  • Why no action for N’ganj teacher’s humiliation: HC

    The High Court issues a rule upon the government to explain in two weeks as to why it should not be directed to take necessary legal actions against local lawmaker Salim Osman and others who humiliated a schoolteacher of Narayanganj.

  • SC irked as HC directives unheeded

    The Supreme Court yesterday expressed dismay at the government's unwillingness to implement the 15 directives issued by the High Court 13 years ago to stop policemen making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees on remand.

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    HC gives go ahead to cadet Pollen's murder case

    A High Court bench refuses to stay the trail proceedings of a case filed for killing a student of Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College in 2005.

  • Contempt rule on 3 officials for not buying earthquake gear

    The High Court issues a contempt rule against three government officials for not procuring necessary equipment for post-earthquake rescue according to a previous order.

  • Death in septic tank: HC seeks govt explanation on compensation

    The High Court issues a ruling asking the government to explain in four weeks as to why it should not be directed to give Tk 20 lakh in compensation to the family members of a three-year-old girl who died after falling into a septic tank in Chandpur.

  • Graft case: HC clears way for Khaleda’s trial

    The High Court clears the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

  • Why no compensation for electrocution: HC

    The High Court issues a ruling upon the government and Palli Bidyut authorities to explain in four weeks as to why they should not be directed to compensate Tk 4 crore to the family members of four people who died of electrocution in Sunamganj.

  • 16th amendment: Govt seeks stay on HC verdict

    The government files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court verdict that scrapped 16th constitutional amendment empowering parliament to impeach SC judges for misconduct or incapacity.

  • BNP terms HC verdict ‘historical’

    BNP terms the yesterday’s High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment as “historical”.

  • Driving on the wrong side

    That the High Court had to issue a rule, asking the authorities concerned to explain by two weeks as to why they should not be directed to stop...

  • Bangladesh HC scraps 16th amendment

    The Jatiya Sangsad has again lost the power to remove Supreme Court judges on grounds of incapacity or misconduct as the High Court yesterday scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment that restored the parliament's authority. The HC declared that the amendment is illegal, unconstitutional and against the principles of the separation of state powers and the independence of the judiciary.

  • Ministers, MPs criticise HC ruling on 16th amendment

    Three ministers and a number of treasury and opposition bench MPs criticise a High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution empowering the House to impeach Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct.

  • OPINION: Will the lawbreakers listen to the HC?

    It’s hard not to punch your fist in the air and say ‘Yes!!’ when you read something like ‘HC move to stop wrong side driving in Dhaka’. Finally, someone is doing something about this preposterous level of highhandedness displayed by people who are either truly very important or think they are very important.

  • HC move to stop wrong side driving in Dhaka

    High Court has issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain by two weeks as to why they should not be directed to stop plying of vehicles on the wrong side of roads in Dhaka city.

  • Compensation hard to ensure

    She was gang raped by railway employees at the railway rest room in Kolkata while travelling in India on February 26, 1998. The incident triggered outrage. Maitree, a network of 42 women's groups and NGOs in Kolkata, moved to Kolkata High Court seeking compensation for the 27-year old Shefali Begum (name changed to protect her identity).

  • Appointment issue ignored

    The constitution has two specific provisions that ask the parliament to make laws for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court and also for the removal of a sitting judge by the House.

  • Tonu killing: HC bench drops plea for judicial enquiry

    For the second time in two days, a High Court bench drops a writ petition that sought a judicial enquiry into the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

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    HC orders Udayan school to probe torture on student

    High Court directs the principal of Udayan Higher Secondary School in Dhaka to probe allegation of torture on a class VIII student by a teacher.

  • HC asks govt to provide treatment to Magura’s tortured madrasa student

    The High Court directs the government to take necessary steps to provide treatment of 10-year-old madrasa student Abujar Rahman, who was tortured by his teacher for four months.

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    Graft case: HC to hear Khaleda’s pleas tomorrow

    High Court fixes tomorrow for hearing two petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging a lower court order that had rejected her two applications in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

  • Tonu murder: HC drops writ petition for judicial probe

    The High Court yesterday dropped from its hearing list a writ petition filed seeking its order for holding a judicial enquiry into